Pseudonympha paludis

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Pseudonympha paludis
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A paludis brown captured by a flower crab spider
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Nymphalidae
Genus: Pseudonympha
Species: P. paludis
Binomial name
Pseudonympha paludis
Riley, 1938[1]
  • Pseudonympha magus f. paludis Riley, 1938

Pseudonympha paludis, the paludis brown, is a butterfly of the family Nymphalidae. It is found in South Africa, from the Eastern Cape to Lesotho, the eastern part of the Free State, the Drakensberg in KwaZulu-Natal and high altitude mountains in Mpumalanga.

The wingspan is 34–38 mm for males and 32–36 mm for females. Adults are on wing from December to January at high altitudes and from November to April in the hills of the Eastern Cape (with a peak in mid-summer). There is one generation per year.[2]

The larvae probably feed on Poaceae grasses.


  1. ^ "Pseudonympha Wallengren, 1857" at Markku Savela's Lepidoptera and Some Other Life Forms
  2. ^ Woodhall, Steve (2005). Field Guide to Butterflies of South Africa. Cape Town, South Africa: Struik. ISBN 978-1-86872-724-7.